What a year it’s been! And what a great time to be serving you as ACPA Vice President.
One of the joys of being Vice President is having the opportunity to work closely with the Assembly Coordinators and leaders of our constituent groups. A lot has been accomplished by our members and leaders since our Boston convention last March. Here are just a few highlights:
• Our 20th Commission was established – the Commission for Recreation and Athletics. The Commission has published a position paper offering college/university presidents and ACPA members information about a recent NCAA decision regarding camps and conferences.
• The Standing Committee for Women, in collaboration with the 2011 convention planning team and other Standing Committees have created a section on the convention website providing family-friendly information and resource for members who will be bringing children to Baltimore this March.
Along with these examples, each Commission, Standing Committee, State or International Division has been working to provide members with access to important resources and outstanding professional development.
I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore in just a couple of months. While we’re there be sure to participate in some of the activities celebrating the establishment of ACPA Commissions 50 years ago, and to congratulate the 11 Commissions who are celebrating their 50th anniversaries as part of that initial group. And please let me know what’s on your mind as we plan for the coming year. While we’ll still be in the midst of our every-member vote on the question of consolidation with NASPA during the 2011 convention, regardless of the outcome of that vote I’ll want to know what issues you think we, as an association, need to focus on in order to continue meeting the needs of our members, campus, and students.
Wishing you a wonderful spring semester,
ACPA Vice President